UPDATE: USTA extends suspension of events through May 3rd.
Greetings Montana District Tournament and League Players:
By now many of you may have received notice from USTA National, which effective immediately is suspending all USTA programming including tournaments, league play, and junior events through April 20th.
March Madness Adult tournament in Billings and the Bobcat Spring Break Classic in Bozeman, scheduled for March 20-22, have been canceled. Entry fees will be refunded. We are working with our tournament directors to reschedule events where possible.
Our league events are scheduled as planned and we will continue to accept team registrations. These are changing times and our information is fluid. As we know more, we may need to make further adjustments based on how the situation changes.
USTA-Montana League Refund Policy remains in effect and any player who wishes to withdraw by the player deadline will receive a full refund.
USTA Montana League Refund Policy
All players must pay the league fee regardless of whether they intend to go to the Section Championship. Players who withdraw by the player deadline will receive a refund, minus a processing fee, See Table 3. After the refund deadline, no refunds will be given unless the District League Coordinator and Executive Director determine a refund is warranted due to exceptional circumstances. Examples of exceptional circumstances include injuries that make it impossible to play, a death in the player’s family, or cancellation of the event.
League Changes in 2020
- The USTA Adult 40 & Over format has changed to 1 singles and 3 doubles positions. (Note: This is now the National format for this league as well)
- Captains play for free! Contact Andrea Johnson to register your team.
- All team captains must contact Andrea Johnson for a team number to create their teams. You can no longer create a team number online via tennislink.
Download the 2020 League Schedule with Montana, Sectional, and National dates here
2020 Montana, Sectional, and National League dates are here! Download the pdf here:
The Bozeman City Open – the first sanctioned tournament of the year! – is coming up quick! Here is more information:
Compass Draws – First 8 Teams in Each Division will be accepted.
– You must have your partner’s USTA number and both players must be paid to register.
*If you are not one of the first 8 in the division you signed
up for, you will be contacted and offered to play in another division if you want.
All Teams guaranteed 3 matches
Events: 3.5, 4.0, & Open Mens & Womens Doubles 8.0 and Open Mixed Doubles
Entries close January 19
Limit of 2 events
Play begins at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 24th. You must be available to play during the day on Friday.
Draws will be posted on January 21st.
Cost – $35.00/per person/1st event $30.00/2nd event
USTA-MT will hold the annual meeting of members this weekend, October 19 and 20th at the Holiday Inn, downtown Missoula. USTA individual and organizational members are invited to attend committee meetings on Sunday from 10:30-11:45 am. Contact Lauren Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The board will also vote on the 2020-2021 Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors:
USTA-Montana Proposed Slate of At-Large Directors and Officers
(Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2021)
Beth Brennan, Missoula, Secretary – nominated by Scott Potter
Paige Darden, Billings, Treasurer – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Scott Potter, Missoula, Past President
(Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2020– Dec. 31, 2021)
Brad Knutson, Billings – nominated by Scott Potter
Dirk Baker, Great Falls – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman – nominated by Beth Brennan
Josh Munro, Kalispell – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Laurie Cripe, Whitefish – nominated by Beth Brennan
Linda Stancil, Bozeman – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Donna Miller, Helena – nominated by Anna Collins and Last Chance Tennis Association
Officers whose terms end Dec. 31, 2020
Dave Luebbe, Bozeman –President
Gordon Terpe, Missoula –Vice President
At-Large Directors whose terms end Dec. 31, 2020
Kelly Crisp, Missoula
Anna Collins, Bozeman
USTA-MT has open positions on the Board of Directors for the
2020 – 2021 term.
The Nominating Committee will meet next month to
review all nominations and develop a proposed slate of board members
and officers. The board of directors will then vote on the slate.
Please complete the following form and email your nomination to
email@example.com by September 30, 2019.
June 19, 2019
MISSOULA, MT– USTA Montana (Montana Tennis Association) is pleased to announce its 2019 Awards recipients for their dedication and commitment to growing the sport of tennis in their local communities. For the first time ever, winners will be honored at the First Annual Awards and League Player Party on Saturday, June 22 in Missoula, MT.
“We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the work they do. To be selected from a pool of such worthy nominees is an honor, and we look forward to recognizing all they’ve done to grow and develop tennis. They truly exemplify what makes Montana tennis so unique and successful,” said USTA Montana Executive Director, Lauren Olson.
The dinner will take place during the League Tournament Player Party on Saturday, June 22 at 5pm at the Peak Racquet Club in Missoula.
The 2019 Award winners are listed below:
Organization of the Year: Billings Tennis Association, Billings, MT
Volunteer of the Year: Steve Schwartz, Missoula, MT
M.C. Beeby Lifetime Achievement: Eileen Pinkerton, Billings, MT
Developmental Coach: Jan Steenekamp, Missoula, MT
Senior Player: Len Wheeler, Helena, MT
School Coach: Jim Gregg, Cut Bank, MT
League Captain: Gordon Terpe, Missoula, MT
League Captain: Debbie Oliver, Billings, MT